Period
to 24 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for SCCM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SCCM over the 6 months to 24 March 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
England > North West
6 months to
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 85 107 133
Rank change year-on-year +22 +26 -17
Contract jobs citing SCCM 134 109 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.37% 1.91% 1.41%
As % of the Systems Management category 18.18% 15.73% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 68 53
North West median daily rate £325 £323 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.78% +7.50% -17.24%
10th Percentile £127 £120 £141
90th Percentile £440 £488 £523
England median daily rate £363 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +11.54% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 9
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £14.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.63% -5.53% -28.55%
10th Percentile £14.14 £11.50 £11.10
90th Percentile £18.94 £33.75 £19.15
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.42 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.61% -6.20% +0.14%

SCCM is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 737 693 567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.01% 12.15% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 443 376
North West median daily rate £500 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £275 £280 £205
90th Percentile £650 £588 £573
England median daily rate £500 £495 £450
% change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 32 18
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.73 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.81% -14.61% -21.86%
10th Percentile £14.26 £12.28 £11.14
90th Percentile £53.00 £49.30 £43.30
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% -15.00% -3.61%

SCCM
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SCCM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SCCM in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM in the North West over the 6 months to 24 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SCCM in the North West over the 6 months to 24 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SCCM in the North West

SCCM
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SCCM within the North West region over the 6 months to 24 March 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +31 73 £325 - 5
Cheshire +3 32 £340 +3.42% 7
Lancashire -22 11 £426 +6.56% 2
Merseyside -11 10 £273 +127.08%
Cumbria +7 3 £325 -1.52%
SCCM
England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SCCM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for SCCM.

1 117 (87.31%) Windows
2 81 (60.45%) Windows 10
3 52 (38.81%) Windows 7
3 52 (38.81%) Active Directory
4 50 (37.31%) Microsoft
5 43 (32.09%) Office 365
6 41 (30.60%) Application Packaging
7 38 (28.36%) Citrix
8 28 (20.90%) VMware
9 27 (20.15%) User Acceptance Testing
10 25 (18.66%) Microsoft App-V
11 24 (17.91%) MSI
12 23 (17.16%) Microsoft Office
13 22 (16.42%) Windows Server
14 19 (14.18%) XenApp
15 17 (12.69%) VB
15 17 (12.69%) Windows XP
15 17 (12.69%) MS Exchange
15 17 (12.69%) Asset Management
15 17 (12.69%) Migration
16 16 (11.94%) AdminStudio
16 16 (11.94%) VBScript
16 16 (11.94%) PowerShell
16 16 (11.94%) ServiceNow
17 15 (11.19%) Apple iOS
17 15 (11.19%) Software Deployment
17 15 (11.19%) Windows 8
17 15 (11.19%) VMware Infrastructure
17 15 (11.19%) Ivanti
17 15 (11.19%) ITIL

SCCM
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (12.69%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.97%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.73%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.49%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 23 (17.16%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.97%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 43 (32.09%) Office 365
2 12 (8.96%) OneDrive
3 9 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (3.73%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (2.99%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (2.99%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.99%) Route 53
6 4 (2.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (1.49%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.75%) IaaS
8 1 (0.75%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.22%) Skype
2 5 (3.73%) DNS
3 4 (2.99%) DHCP
3 4 (2.99%) HTTP
4 3 (2.24%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (2.24%) VPN
5 2 (1.49%) LAN
5 2 (1.49%) NetScaler
5 2 (1.49%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.49%) WAN
6 1 (0.75%) Firewall
6 1 (0.75%) NAS
6 1 (0.75%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.75%) SAN
6 1 (0.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.72%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.99%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (2.99%) MongoDB
2 4 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.75%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 24 (17.91%) MSI
2 16 (11.94%) AdminStudio
3 11 (8.21%) Wise Package Studio
4 4 (2.99%) GitLab
4 4 (2.99%) InstallShield
4 4 (2.99%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.99%) SonarQube
General
1 11 (8.21%) Billing
2 8 (5.97%) Finance
3 5 (3.73%) Local Government
4 4 (2.99%) Marketing
5 3 (2.24%) Law
6 2 (1.49%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.49%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (25.37%) Applications Packager
2 17 (12.69%) Analyst
3 13 (9.70%) Windows Engineer
4 10 (7.46%) Support Engineer
5 9 (6.72%) Deployment Engineer
5 9 (6.72%) Desktop Engineer
5 9 (6.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (5.97%) Customer Engineer
6 8 (5.97%) SCCM Engineer
7 7 (5.22%) Desktop Support
7 7 (5.22%) Senior Customer Engineer
7 7 (5.22%) Windows Deployment Engineer
8 6 (4.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (4.48%) IT Analyst
8 6 (4.48%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.73%) Architect
9 5 (3.73%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.73%) IT Support
10 4 (2.99%) Administrator
10 4 (2.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.21%) OCX
2 4 (2.99%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (2.99%) Web Services
3 2 (1.49%) SAML
3 2 (1.49%) WSDL
3 2 (1.49%) XML
4 1 (0.75%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.46%) Driving Licence
2 9 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.99%) CMDB
3 4 (2.99%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.49%) BYOD
4 2 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (1.49%) Life Science
4 2 (1.49%) PKI
5 1 (0.75%) Clustering
5 1 (0.75%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.75%) Replication
5 1 (0.75%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.75%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 117 (87.31%) Windows
2 81 (60.45%) Windows 10
3 52 (38.81%) Windows 7
4 22 (16.42%) Windows Server
5 17 (12.69%) Windows XP
6 15 (11.19%) Apple iOS
6 15 (11.19%) Windows 8
7 13 (9.70%) Mac OS
8 10 (7.46%) Linux
9 6 (4.48%) Android
10 5 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (2.99%) CentOS
11 4 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (1.49%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.49%) VMS
14 1 (0.75%) Unix
14 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (30.60%) Application Packaging
2 27 (20.15%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (12.69%) Asset Management
3 17 (12.69%) Migration
4 15 (11.19%) ITIL
4 15 (11.19%) Software Deployment
5 14 (10.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 11 (8.21%) Application Virtualisation
6 11 (8.21%) Personalization
6 11 (8.21%) Software Testing
6 11 (8.21%) Visualisation
6 11 (8.21%) Workflow
7 8 (5.97%) ITSM
7 8 (5.97%) Patch Management
8 7 (5.22%) Break/Fix
9 6 (4.48%) Change Management
10 5 (3.73%) DevOps
10 5 (3.73%) PRINCE2
11 4 (2.99%) Mobile Device Management
11 4 (2.99%) Smoke Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.69%) VB
2 16 (11.94%) PowerShell
2 16 (11.94%) VBScript
3 11 (8.21%) C#
3 11 (8.21%) SQL
4 4 (2.99%) Python
5 2 (1.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (9.70%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.97%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.73%) DBS Check
4 4 (2.99%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.49%) Degree
5 2 (1.49%) GNVQ
6 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.75%) MCP
6 1 (0.75%) MCSA
6 1 (0.75%) MCSE
6 1 (0.75%) MCTS
6 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.75%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.75%) PMP
6 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.45%) SLA
2 12 (8.96%) QA
3 1 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.75%) GxP
3 1 (0.75%) PMO
System Software
1 52 (38.81%) Active Directory
2 25 (18.66%) Microsoft App-V
3 19 (14.18%) XenApp
4 15 (11.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (8.96%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (4.48%) BitLocker
7 5 (3.73%) Docker
7 5 (3.73%) Hyper-V
7 5 (3.73%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.24%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.49%) XenServer
10 1 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (11.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 9 (6.72%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (3.73%) Kubernetes
3 5 (3.73%) Terraform
4 4 (2.99%) Grafana
4 4 (2.99%) Packer
4 4 (2.99%) Prometheus
4 4 (2.99%) Puppet
4 4 (2.99%) SCOM
5 3 (2.24%) ThinApp
6 2 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.49%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.49%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.75%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.75%) PaperCut
7 1 (0.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (37.31%) Microsoft
2 38 (28.36%) Citrix
3 28 (20.90%) VMware
4 16 (11.94%) ServiceNow
5 15 (11.19%) Ivanti
6 14 (10.45%) Apple
7 11 (8.21%) Xerox
8 9 (6.72%) Sophos
9 8 (5.97%) Cisco
10 3 (2.24%) Google
11 2 (1.49%) Brocade
11 2 (1.49%) EMC
11 2 (1.49%) HP
11 2 (1.49%) McAfee
11 2 (1.49%) Snow
12 1 (0.75%) Adobe
12 1 (0.75%) Altiris
12 1 (0.75%) Avaya
12 1 (0.75%) Red Hat